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Striped Mojarra

Eugerres plumieri


striped mojarra
  • Dark olive color on back
  • Tan to silver on sides, often with a metallic sheen
  • Black stripe along center of each scale row, except toward belly
  • Anal fins sometimes dark orange
  • Three anal spines
  • Dorsal and anal spines long and stout
  • Pelvic spine and first two anal spines are pale
Similar Species: Other mojarras
Size: Up to 12 inches



Brackish and coastal waters (in limestone regions) and seagrass beds


Form dense schools and tolerate a wide range of salinities.

Additional Information

Often used for bait, but larger specimens may be eaten.

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles